Spine Surgery Today has put together a compilation of the five news stories and videos most viewed from June to keep you abreast of the current hot topics in spine surgery.
Metastatic spinal cord compression surgery may alleviate pain and improve autonomy
Surgery for metastatic spinal cord compression decreased pain scores and improved patients’ autonomy and was associated with limited morbidity, according to study findings. Read more.
Posterior cervical fusion associated with low reoperation rate
According to results in a recently published study, patients who underwent posterior cervical fusion were observed to have low reoperation rates, similar to the historical reoperation rates for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Read more.
After 1 year, majority of low back pain patients are not pain-free
Patients with low back pain who presented to chiropractors or general practitioners typically did not have complete relief from their pain after 1 year; however, only a small cohort reported severe constant pain, according to recently published study results. Read more.
Medtronic announces new system for minimally invasive spine procedures
Medtronic recently announced the launch of the CD Horizon Solera Voyager Spinal System for minimally invasive spine procedures. Read more.
Laminoplasty likely a valid option for spinal cord decompression
A literature review of laminoplasty studies from 2003 to 2013 showed the procedure evolved during that decade and is a valid option for spinal cord decompression, according to researchers. Read more.